In 2018, one of the key challenges that prevented these goals were marketing data silos which made it hard to calculate campaign performance. The company decided it needed to connect advertising and business data to enable better decision-making for its Marketing Strategists.
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- Automated system running in AWS
- Alerting/notifications sent via email when something fails
- Ability to add support for new data sources
- Archive of all raw/transformed data
Buy vs Build
As a first step, a manual spreadsheet process was initiated to provide this data to marketing. It was time-consuming, completed monthly, and did not scale as it was managed by one IT staff member. Since the data was stale, the depth of insight was difficult.
HealthPartners decided to purchase an Adobe Analytics license to enable easier unified data visualization. To help integrate the data to the Adobe API, HealthPartners evaluated SaaS and PaaS integration platforms however they were too expensive or did not have the right connectors.
“The out of the box platforms did not meet our needs,” commented Joshua Moe, Manager, Digital Analytics from HealthPartners. “We also did not have internal resources to build a solution so we decided to hire a partner.”
Selecting Valtira as the Development Partner
HealthPartners selected Valtira because of their expertise in AWS cloud solutions, experience in Lamda Serverless technology as well as the formalized strategy and architecture Valtira proposed for the solution.
“Not only was Valtira much more cost-effective, they brought us a more complete plan and vision of the solution we would be receiving,” commented Moe.
Valtira set up and automated the process of ingesting, transforming, storing, and moving 3rd party web data between disparate marketing systems via Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution was purposely designed to be easily extensible to other future marketing data sources as they are available. This provides the critical data necessary for marketing while reducing IT resource needs and costs.
Manager, Digital Analytics
“Valtira has been a valuable partner to help us unify and integrate a data solution for our marketing team. They have an experienced, knowledgeable team we trust to help us meet some of our challenging business technology needs.”
“The cloud based infrastructure and thoughtful design has made the system very cost-effective and extensible,” continued Moe. “But just as important, the maintenance requirements are very minimal which limits our IT resource needs.”